To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, 72,396 shrouded figures will be laid out in rows, shoulder to shoulder covering an area over 4000 square metres across the South Park Lawn (next to the ArcelorMittal Orbit). Each figure represents a British serviceman killed at The Battle of the Somme who has no known grave, many of whose bodies were never recovered from the battlefields. 

The event is free and fully accessible. Entry will be based on a queuing system, therefore there may be a wait to enter and bag searches will be in place. The site will be mostly outdoors so make sure you dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

The enormous scale of the event demonstrates the true cost of the conflict, whilst remembering those who gave their all as individual men. This is an artwork of international importance which will resonate around the world!


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